sauro-, saur-, -saurus, -saurid, -saur,
-sauria, -saurian +
(Greek: lizard, reptile, serpent; used especially with reference to "dinosaurs")
Named ??? lizard from Upper Jurassic of the Colorado Plateau. Named by U. S. paleontologist James A. Jensen in 1988.
A "sharp-point (spur) lizard" from Late Cretaceous Alberta, Canada. Named by Canadian paleontologist Lawrence M. Lambe in 1904.
A family of big flesh-eating dinosaurs with a horn above the nose; therefore, horn lizard.
A horned lizard from Late Jurassic North America (Colorado and Utah) and East Africa (Tanzania). Named by Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) in 1884.
A thunderbolt lizard found in the Lake Waco Formation (Cenomanian) of Texas. Named by Jules Thurmond in 1968.
A nothosaur, a reptile with flipper-like limbs that lived both on land and in the water. It lived during the Middle Triassic period. Fossils have been found in Europe. It was not a dinosaur.
These whale lizards got their name from the discovery in central England in 1809 of great bones thought to have belonged to a huge aquatic beast. Believed to have existed from the Jurassic into the Cretaceous periods.
A whale-like lizard from Middle to Late Jurassic southern England and in Switzerland. Named by German paleontologist Friedrich von Huene in 1927.
A whale (or sea monster) lizard from Middle to Late Jurassic western Europe (England) and North Africa (Morocco). Named by British anatomist Sir Richard Owen in 1841.
Early lizard-like reptiles that lived in water. (Subclass Diapsida, Order Choristodera).
A long-jawed early reptile, a Champsosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period through the Eocene period. It was not a dinosaur.
Meaning Chaoyang lizard from Middle Jurassic Liaoning Province, China. Named by Zijin Zhao in 1983.
Formerly known as Proterosuchus, is the earliest-known Proteroschian, a very primitive thecodont that lived during the Early Triassic period. Considered an ancestor of the dinosaurs. Fossils have been found in China and South Africa.
Meaning wide-opening (cleft, space) lizard from Late Cretaceous Alberta, Canada; and New Mexico. Named in 1914, this creature was previously known as Protosaurus. Named by Canadian fossil hunter Lawrence M. Lambe in 1914.
This 1917 nomenclature (goose-like lizard) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described a fossil that was previously given another name which is Hypacrosaurus. Named by Lawrence M. Lambe in 1917.